reproductive rights

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar this morning! • Looking for some fresh reading material? Well there are thousands of zines by queer POC to check out, so h... Read more »

Despite What Rick Perry Says, Support for Safe, Legal Abortion is a Mainstream Value

Laws restricting abortion rights have recently swept the country like a flood—legislatures in Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin have all launched into high-profile debates over... Read more »

Everyone Should Be Horrified That California Prisons Sterilized Dozens of Female Inmates

In 1923, 17-year-old Carrie Buck was raped and impregnated. Her adoptive family, trying to avoid the public shame of having an unwed mother in their midst, had her committed to an institution for the “feeble minded.” Because she was supposedly “feeble-minded” and the daughter of an... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar for today! The NAACP’s petition to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, which launched five days ago, now has... Read more »

A Short List of Abortion Rights Restricted This Week

There have been so many political fights over abortion access this week in the US that it has been overwhelming to try and keep up on what’s happening where. in case you haven’t been able to keep straight which douchebags are restricting rights in which states, exactly, here’s a... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on our radar today: • California prison officials finally recognized the hunger strike... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Monday! Here’s all the feminist news on my radar.  • Framing the debate around the BART strikes: Where does blame for the strike land? [This Week in Blackness] • While everyone was dealing with... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar today! • Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, has been ousted by the military. The military has also suspended the constitution,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Round Up

Here’s all the news on our radar for today! • We warned you about Rick Perry’s call for a second special session on SB5. After about eight hours of testimony last night, the Texas House... Read more »

The Power of Language Versus Data in Texas's Fiery Abortion Debate

In Texas today, 3,543 people signed up to publicly speak their mind on abortion. The capitol building crowd of reproductive rights advocates who turned out to protest... Read more »


The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »